Top Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders’s phrases practically two weeks in the past about how the US presidential election would prove and the way Donald Trump would react seem to have turned prophetic with how the nail-biting counting process and drama has unfolded.
A clip of his predictions throughout an interview has been obtained over 27 million views within the final 24 hours.
Appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon final month, Mr Sanders, 79, was requested about when he thinks the election outcomes shall be recognized. He predicted there could possibly be a flood of mailed-in ballots this election and this might end in a delay within the counting course of to be accomplished.
“You’re going to have the situation which I suspect in states in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, other states where they are going to be receiving huge amounts of mail-in ballots. And unlike states like Florida or Vermont, they’re not able, for bad reasons, to begin processing those ballots until I don’t know – Election Day or maybe when the polls close. That means you’re going to have states dealing with perhaps millions of mail-in ballots,” Mr Sanders, who dropped out of the presidential race earlier this yr, had stated on the present.
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He had stated that Democrats are extra possible to make use of mail-in ballots and Republicans usually tend to stroll into polling cubicles on Election Day.
“It could well be that, at 10 o’clock on election night, Trump is winning in Michigan, he’s winning in Pennsylvania, he’s winning in Wisconsin, and he gets on the television and says, ‘Thank you Americans for re-electing me. It’s all over, have a good day’,” Mr Sanders stated.
And that’s precisely the way it all performed out yesterday.
Mr Trump falsely declared victory over Democratic rival Joe Biden, with thousands and thousands of votes nonetheless uncounted within the tight race for White House. The President stated he would go to the Supreme Court. “We were getting ready to win this election. Frankly, we did win this election,” Trump stated, addressing a rare press convention from the White House at 2.30 am.
“This is a major fraud on our nation. We want the law to be used in a proper manner. So we’ll be going to the US Supreme Court. We want all voting to stop,” Mr Trump stated.
In the October interview, Bernie Sanders stated Mr Biden ultimately win states which have a excessive variety of poll votes, triggering Mr Trump to reply with fees of fraud.
Mr Sanders had stated, “But then, the next day and the day following, all those mail-in ballots start getting counted and it turns out that Biden has won those states. At which point, Trump says, ‘See? I told the whole thing was fraudulent. I told you those mail-in ballots were crooked. You’re know, we’re not going to leave office.”
Cut to November, as Mr Biden gained Michigan and Wisconsin, bringing him near a majority, Mr Trump made it clear he wouldn’t settle for the reported outcomes, issuing unprecedented complaints. His marketing campaign introduced lawsuits in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Georgia and demanded a recount in Wisconsin.
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(With inputs from AFP)